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Great variety of terrain and views. Exciting mud in some places- bring appropriate shoes in wet season. May have to detour around cows+calves on the trail.

Very easy hike, good place to relax with your family and friends on the weekend.

this trail is one of my regulars. absolutely love anytime of the year and there's never really anyone else on the trail once you get past the cemetery.

One of my fave hikes to go on with my dog, there is the best of open space preserve and sheltered lush forest. During the summer the shaded portion is welcomed after the heat!

Lovely views of the lake! Not a difficult hike at all. I I added on the Ten Hills Trail along the Golf Course to connect to East Shore and skipped the Cameron Loop connector to make my hike 5 miles. More paved route than I prefer but this hike was a good way to get out and avoid some of the smoke that is blanketing the Bay Area. It was pretty busy with fisherman, hikers, bikers, runners. Seems like a lot of people had the same idea of trying to stay active in the smoke.

Great place in the middle of city! Lots of cows and people. Some inclines to start and finished through the woods. Great view of the city! There is a portion of pavement which is my least favorite but on this route, it’s minimal.

I do this trip often. Its a good wide trail, good incline and lots of cows to see!

Did this hike today with my husband and mom. None of us are avid hikers but the hike was the perfect length with just enough hills to make us feel like were getting in our workout.

Pretty nice hike. The last 2 miles up the Raven trail were tough (16-20%) grade, but the 360 deg. view at the top was incredible. Saw some mule deer.

Hiked this trail a few weeks ago. Went on a weekday afternoon. It was a bit crowded but fun.

Take the loop clockwise for the best views. Take it counter clockwise for more gradual inclines. Overall this is a nice hike, a scaled down version of some of the more demanding, more beautiful hikes in the Bay Area.

I only hike once a week and I felt this hike should be rated as moderate instead of hard. It starts of with several inclines for the first 2 miles after that it’s pretty easy. What I like about the hike is there are 2 caves you get to see on the way, as well as an amazing panoramic view of the city that no photo can explain. The trail does get narrow at times. Can be difficult for pets and young kids.

Very enjoyable! Took my 68+ uncles and aunt here and they completed it with ease. We actually did the whole loop it was about 4 miles total. Awesome photo op at the peak of the hill.

Took 2 dogs and was a challenging hike with steep hills. Wide paths and clearly mark. Shady tree landscape. Would do again

I went in the evening and it was a great trail. I can imagine that it might get hot during the daytime. I was a bit surprised how much dog poop was on the trail. Wish folks did a better job picking up after their pups.

good trail, mostly covered by trees which was a huge plus when hiking in summer. the trail has some character to it, mix of hard bush, open grassland, Rocky scrambles and some scenic outlooks. the view from top of cordorouy hills was great. overall it's a moderate climb with no section particularly straining you. started early at 7 and finished before 11. there are areas with cattle but mostly it's isolated. good number of local hikers too. overall I would look towards coming back sometime in winter

simple pastoral trail typical of the East Bay hills. nothing particularly impressive. the day was beautiful and clear skies made for a picturesque hike.

Great for kids and exploring

Cows are the best part of this hike, and the view of the city.

Great hike, amazing old groves of blue, valley and live oaks. Tons of deer, a striped skunk and even a feral pig (scary). Crystal clear view of Mt. Diablo.

Simple straightforward trail hike and easily manageable. Had an 830am start and ended in time for lunch in downtown Danville. Beautiful view and weather was sunny 75F.

This trail appeared shorter than advertised. The start of the trail is not well marked so it’s difficult to find the trailhead although once underway all other intersecting trails were readily identifiable. The flush toilets at the parking area were a definite plus. I would rate this trail as easy and not moderate.

cool flat place to hike

Pay for a fee to hike. You can create your own if you dont like the app suggestions. Go here when its a little cooler. Not a lot of shade and it gets hot. Some areas are highly traffic trail but some are not.

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